Sneezing. Congestion. Sinus pain. Headaches. These are all symptoms of nasal allergies or sinusitis. If you are suffering from these symptoms, you aren’t alone in your misery. But you don’t have to stay miserable either.
An estimated 37 million Americans suffer from acute and chronic sinus problems. Symptoms may be the result of any single or combination of a numerous allergens, including pollen from trees, grass and weeds, pet dander, dust or mold.
Allergies and sinusitis can cause the membranes inside the nasal passageways to become infected and inflamed, swelling to the point that fluid inside the sinuses is not able to drain. A buildup of fluid causes pressure and pain. The innovative Balloon Sinuplasty procedure can help you breath easier and experience relief from the painful allergy symptoms that are making you miserable.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty is an outpatient procedure, performed by an ear, nose and throat specialist specifically trained in the procedure. It is a simple, less invasive and effective treatment for chronic sinusitis in patients who are not responding to other treatments.
The procedure restores function to nasal passages by opening clogged passages with a small catheter with a balloon attached at the end. As the catheter is inserted into the nasal passage, the balloon is gently inflated, providing immediate relief from blocked passages. The balloon is then deflated and removed, restoring normal nasal function and drainage.
Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty
Balloon Sinuplasty is an in-office procedure, offering a number of benefits to patients including:
- Virtually painless, minimally invasive procedure
- Requires to incisions or cutting
- Will not result in bruises or swelling
- Patients experience less bleeding and no need for nasal packing
- Faster recovery time (most patients fully recover within 24 hours)
Don’t assume you simply have to “deal with” your sinus pain. Contact the Dallas ENT doctors at Pine Creek Medical Center to find out if Balloon Sinuplasty can help provide relief from your chronic sinusitis and/or nasal allergies. To find out if you are a candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty, contact us today!